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Loot Boxes Violate Gambling Rules Says Dutch Gaming Authority

In the study, the Gaming Authority does not mention names of games that violate the rules. If the games are not modified, the names will be announced.

The regulator has looked at the most popular games with loot boxes. If the items can be traded, the games are in violation. This applies in any case to these popular games: Fifa18, Dota2, PubG and Rocket League. Behind those games are the companies EA , Valve , PubG Corporationand Psyonix

Derceto1983d ago

Good. Now the Dutch Gaming Authority should violate those who created them.

SierraGuy1982d ago

Nice...one by one...this s#it will eventually stop gambling in games because let's face it...that's what it is.

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TOKYO INDIE GAMES SUMMIT 2024 is kicking-off on March 2nd next year (2024)

"TOKYO INDIE GAMES SUMMIT, the digital and in-person Japanese event showcasing developers and indie games from both local talent and around the world, returns to Kichijōji for its second annual iteration on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024." - Phoenixx.

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New Microsoft/Activision deal addresses previous CMA concerns in cloud gaming

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to the deal being cleared, the CMA said today.

XiNatsuDragnel1d 8h ago

A step 🚶‍♂️ in the direction.

1Victor1d 6h ago

Phil note to self “buy Ubisoft “

crazyCoconuts1d 5h ago

exactly what i was thinking when i read this lol

Zeref1d 4h ago

They're actually not allowed to buy Ubisoft. For 10 years at least lol

badz14916h ago

They don't want Ubi, they want Nintendo

Workshyskiver1d 8h ago

Well at least this drama will be over in the next few weeks. Got to laugh at the CMA though, clearly just looked for a way to save face and act like they achieved anything remotely meaningful.

Profchaos1d 8h ago

I don't want it to stop so far we've seen deep behind the iron curtain I want more

raWfodog1d 2h ago (Edited 1d 2h ago )

You’re probably not aware that it was MS that went back to the CMA to find ways that it could make the deal pass. Easy to get lost in all of the false narratives that many people put out there.

“Microsoft President Brad Smith has shared a company statement on the move, as the Xbox owner begins "considering how the transaction might be modified" to make it work for the UK CMA.
Here's the full quote from Microsoft:
"After today's court decision in the U.S., our focus now turns back to the UK. While we ultimately disagree with the CMA's concerns, we are considering how the transaction might be modified in order to address those concerns in a way that is acceptable to the CMA.
In order to prioritize work on these proposals, Microsoft and Activision have agreed with the CMA that a stay of litigation in the UK would be in the public interest and the parties have made a joint submission to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to this effect."

https://www.purexbox.com/ne...

Workshyskiver1d 2h ago

Em I am intently aware that as soon as the FTC lost the judge ruling and it became clear that only the CMA was in a position to offer any meaningful opposition both the CMA and MS appeared to the CAT to ask for a stop to their appeal.

CMA's ruling was clearly flawed and nonsensical as was becoming apparent in the CAT hearings and this micky mouse Ubisoft deal is just a way for them to back down with saving some face

Regardless on anyones position on whether the merger should go ahead both the FTC and CMA have done nothing but makes themselves both look clueless about gaming.

raWfodog21h ago

Cool, just showing you what came directly from the MS source. It’s status quo to ignore facts these days.

-Foxtrot1d 8h ago (Edited 1d 8h ago )

After the FTC leaks and Microsofts long term plans...I just can't believe this got passed anywhere buuuut money talks I guess

PhillyDonJawn1d 5h ago

Most of those plans are no longer possible

Zeref1d 4h ago

What exactly leaked that you think should be detrimental to this deal?

-Foxtrot1d ago

The fact that they are power hungry and it’s clear they aren’t going to stop, going for a monopoly or close to it within the gaming industry

Have you been living under a rock?

MrDead1d 7h ago

The power of money on show. When you're as rich as MS you get handed industries as a reward for being rich. We've all seen the evidence of what MS has planned and now there's nothing to stop them.

Remember you don't have to be any good to be competitive, you just need a rich parent company.